Derek Jarman


Derek Jarman, ‘Blue’ 1993
Blue 1993
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Michael Derek Elworthy Jarman (31 January 1942 – 19 February 1994) was an English film director, stage designer, diarist, artist, gardener, and author.

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Derek Jarman Blue


Derek Jarman Ataxia - Aids is Fun


Artist as subject

Richard Hamilton Derek Jarman


Film and audio


In Defense of Philosophy: Derek Jarman – Wittgenstein 1993

A discussion with the film’s producer Tariq Ali and Jonathan Derbyshire, culture editor of the New Statesman


Late at Tate Britain: Drawing on Jarman

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Derek Jarman and Super-8

A rare look into the artist's experimental Super-8 films


Art Term


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Art Term

Identity politics

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Glam! The Performance of Style at Tate Liverpool
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Something supernatural, this way comes: Magic and Modernity in British Art

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Folklore, mythology, mysticism and the occult pervade the development of modernism and Surrealism in Britain, especially in relation to the ...

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Cultivated minds: The art of the garden

Martin Postle and Christoph Becker

Martin Postle talks to Christoph Becker about artists and the inspiration of their gardens

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